American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association 2015 Jake Awards

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Congratulations…
Idaho Northern & Pacific Railroad – Jake Award with Distinction
Nebraska Central Railroad – Jake Award
New Orleans & Gulf Coast Railway – Jake Award with Distinction
Wichita, Tillman & Jackson Railway – Jake Award with Distinction
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AAR REPORTS WEEKLY RAIL TRAFFIC FOR MARCH AND WEEK ENDING APRIL 2, 2016

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 6, 2016 – The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported weekly U.S. rail traffic, as well as volumes for March 2016.

Carload traffic in March totaled 1,196,167 carloads, down 14.2 percent or 198,737 from March 2015. U.S. railroads also originated 1,250,925 containers and trailers in March 2016, down 7.7 percent or 104,343 units from the same month last year. For March 2016, combined U.S. carload and intermodal originations were 2,447,092, down 11 percent or 303,080 carloads and intermodal units from March 2015.
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Rio Grande Pacific CIO Jason Brown featured in BizTech Magazine

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RGPC’s CIO talks technology behind the remote worker revolution with BizTech’s Wylie Wong

Rio Grande Pacific Corp. (RGPC), in Fort Worth, Texas, has expanded over the years. Today, CIO Jason Brown supports 26 offices and 350 employees across six states.

The holding company, which owns four railroads and a railroad signal engineering and design business, launched a hosted dispatch center in January 2015, providing 24/7 dispatch services for other small railroads.

To simplify IT management, Brown standardized on two configurations of HP EliteDesk desktop computers and two configurations of HP EliteBook notebooks.

When a remote office needs new hardware, the IT staff doesn’t need to travel to the onsite location for setup.

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